Let the fireworks begin! In our own way, the Nugent family celebrates Independence Day everyday. But this year we have resolved to turn up the heat. Extraordinary times demand extraordinary measures, so we have decided to simply combine Independence Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, D-Day, Fathers Day, Mothers Day and opening day of hunting season all into one monstrously over the top Happy Defiance Day.
Defiance is the DNA of America. Every fiber of my being is overdosed on high-octane defiance. I have learned to question everything. I often rise in the morning convinced that I am Rosa Parks with a loud guitar.
From our forefathers tossing tea into the Boston harbor over abusive taxes, to the brave defenders of the Alamo who were outnumbered 25 to one, to Brigadier Gen. Anthony McAuliffe who answered the Nazi punks with "Nuts!" when he was asked to surrender at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, the DNA of America is rife with proud defiance.
We celebrate our freedom on Independence Day, but when you read Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, it could have easily been called the Declaration of Defiance.
What Jefferson and his fellow patriots John Adams and Benjamin Franklin wrote was a uniquely defiant document that not only listed their grievances defying King George’s oppressive government, but was also a declaration of war against tyranny.
Our forefathers knew when they signed the Declaration that they were pledging their sacred honor, fortunes and more than likely their lives in hopes that we could live free. They knew their Declaration of Defiance would bring war against the world’s most powerful, undefeated military. Our forefathers then fired a shot heard around the world.
America faces new challenges today that once again require our steadfast defiance if we are to leave future generations of Americans with a more vibrant republic, more freedom and more liberty. That is the goal, right?
Those of us who truly care must stand in defiance of an out-of-control federal-government spending Fedzilla that is clearly intent on bankrupting America with an orgy of wasteful spending. The share of the national debt for each taxpayer is now more than $115,000 and it keeps climbing wildly every day. That’s despicable and intolerable and is anything but independence. Toss the Fedzillacrats out this coming November and all future Novembers. Defy them. All of them.
We must stand in strong defiance of those who support amnesty to illegal invaders and would virtually open up our borders, and must instead stand arm-in-arm with Arizona and draw a line in the sand on the banks of the Rio Grande.
Law and order Americans must defy those who support turning violent, recidivistic punks loose from prison while advocating disarming the American public. The only good carjacker or rapist is a dead carjacker or rapist. Case closed. It’s so simple only stupid people could find fault with that. A polite society is an armed society. Defy the gun grabbers.
Americans must defy those who seek to enslave us to foreign energy when America can and must be energy independent. We have the energy. What we lack is the leadership and the will.
We must defy those who, because of their fantasy driven ideologies, seek to tear down America and reshape her in their warped cultural, social and political views. Clowns belong in the circus, not in charge of anything. Defy the Mao Tse Tung fan club in the White House.
Americans must stand in defiance of Fedzilla taking over the world’s premier healthcare system and smothering it with bureaucrats, lawyers, stacks of new requirements, and more government agencies. If you enjoy standing in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles, you will adore Fedzilla Care.
We must stand in defiance of those who blame America first instead of promoting and believing in American exceptionalism. If you don’t like it here, pack your trash and set sail for Mexico or Cuba where all your wishes are already public policy. Mexico and Cuba put the fun in dysfunction.
Americans must defy those bureaucratic numbnuts and toxic bloodsuckers who believe more government is the answer to our problems. All clear-thinking and sober Americans know that a drastically reduced Fedzilla is the solution.
We must stand in defiance of those Fedzillacrats who seek to reshape Wall Street without first cleaning up the root cause of the economic meltdown—Fedzilla’s very own Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and the gaggle of power abusers run amok. We know who they are, and they need to be brought to justice.
Defy the sheeplike epidemic of apathy that has willingly opened the door to the Mao Tse Tung fanclub in the White House.
Let your uniquely American defiant DNA rise to the surface. Join those organizations and support those individuals who most closely align their beliefs and ideologies with the dreams and aspirations of our forefathers. Raise your healthy voice in defiance. Join the NRA.
Get angry. Get passionate. Get cracking. Take back America from the Fedzillacrats who, if they get their way will ultimately destroy the dreams of our forefathers. Slay Fedzilla at the ballot box. Do it for your grandchildren.
Live free or die. Throw some tea in the harbor. Remember the Alamo. Tell em "Nuts!" Say it loud and proud. Happy Defiance Day America!